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Ivo Labar, Kerr and Wagstaffe, San Francisco.

Hartford Insurance Must Face Calif. 'Lowballing' Class Action

By Greg Land |

A federal judge has certified a class of nearly 20,000 California policyholders represented by Kerr & Wagstaffe in a suit claiming routine underpayment of damaged property claims.

Joe Lieberman.

Lieberman for FBI Gets Mixed Support From Conn. Attorneys

By Robert Storace |

Proponents of Lieberman's potential nominee as FBI director praised him for his independence. Opponents point out he is quick to placate to the president.

Joseph R. Rossetti, an associate with the Middlebury law firm of Moore, O’Brien & Foti.

Motorcyclist Takes $1.3M Settlement in Crash Caught on Camera

By By ROBERT STORACE |

Jeffrey Cipriano, whose life was likely saved by his helmet, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash.

Marc E. Kasowitz.

Trump Turns to Kasowitz, Rejecting DC Legal Vets

By David Bario |

In a characteristically unorthodox move, the president is reportedly poised to tap commercial litigator Marc Kasowitz to lead his personal legal team amid probes into his campaign’s alleged contacts with Russia.

Conn. Attorney Suspended for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

By ROBERT STORACE |

Bradford Barneys was suspended for working as the attorney on behalf of the man who defrauded homeowners struggling with mortgage payments.

Target Settlement Is Million-Dollar Win for Connecticut AG

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's Office scored a lead role in negotiating an $18.5 million settlement between 47 states and the Target Corp. over a massive data breach at the company that jeopardized as many as 100 million customers.

This was the scene of C. Andrew Riley’s Pomfret home after a fire gutted it in February 2009. While the town’s fire marshal concluded the fire was accidental, Traveler’s Insurance maintained that Riley set his own house on fire with a kerosene heater, which was found nearby. Traveler’s refused to pay for the damages and a jury awarded Riley $1.5 million. The state’s Appellate Court upheld that verdict this week..

Appeals Court Upholds $1M Emotional Distress Verdict

By Robert Storace |

C. Andrew Riley sued Travelers for breach of contract and negligent infliction of emotional distress for failing to cover his losses after a 2009 house fire.

Robert E. Kaelin

Murtha Cullina Attorneys Elected to HCBA Board

Murtha Cullina partner Robert E. Kaelin has been elected the 83rd president of the Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA), the oldest bar association in the United States. Joining him on the board is fellow Murtha Cullina attorney Melissa A. Federico.

David Quatrella

Attorney Gets Prison for Insurance Fraud

By ROBERT STORACE |

U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson handed down the sentence to 62-year-old David Quatrella, who pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.